Hardwick

The Green Lantern Bar and Grill (far right) was purchased by Linda and Steve DeSplinter in 2019. Because of the building’s proximity to the former KJ’s Korner Bar (the middle and far left buildings, which were joined together from the inside), upgrading the Lantern’s kitchen was difficult. The DeSplinters purchased the corner property last week, and both derelict buildings were demolished Monday.
Two derelict buildings on Hardwick’s Main Street were demolished Monday, drastically changing the historic streetscape of the town. The demolition follows the city’s role in facilitating Linda and Steve DeSplinter’s kitchen remodel in their Green Lantern Bar and Grill. The project has been hindered...
Phillip Vos
Phillip Nelson Vos, 62, died on Jan. 12, 2022, in Harlan, Iowa. A funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the Community of Christ in Woodbine, Iowa. Burial was at the Harris Grove Cemetery outside of Logan, Iowa. Phillip Vos was born on Oct. 1, 1959, to Nelson and Betty (Lewis) Vos in...
Virginia Wessels
Virginia Kay “Ginny” Wessels, 71, Hardwick, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage with loved ones by her side. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne...
Neither the depth of snow nor chill in the air stopped Santa and Mrs. Claus (Rodger and Dianne Ossenfort) from visiting Hardwick Saturday afternoon for the annual Hardwick Community Club-sponsored Santa Day. This year the jolly couple greeted children and adults inside the community hall. Last year...
Cecilia Javner, 86, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Oak Creek. A visitation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, with a funeral service to follow, at Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek. A celebration of life ceremony will also take place from noon to 4 p.m....
Alison L. Baker was born Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, to Jesse and Alissa Baker of Hardwick at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then received into the open arms of Jesus a short time later. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in...
Margaret Enger
Margaret Enger was born in Luverne, MN, in May of 1960. She was the third of four daughters born to Kermit Enger and Luella Funck Enger of Hardwick, MN. Margaret was baptized and confirmed at Blue Mound Lutheran Church. Prior to Margaret’s 4th birthday the family moved to a farm west of Hardwick...
High winds forced a tree to fall on Nicole Halverson’s home on East First Street (County Road 7) in Hardwick early Friday morning.  17. No one was injured.
Nicole Halverson was sitting at her dining room table early Friday morning, Sept. 17, when she heard a noise around 12:30 a.m. that caused her to move away from the table. “Thank God I did, because as soon as I was out of the way, that’s when the tree came down on my house — that was one of the...
Local veterans were invited to the Luverne Public Schools campus Friday, where school officials thanked them for the new flag pole installed at the new middle-high school entrance on Dodge Street. Pictured (from left) are Pat Baustian, Wes Pierson, Glenda Schomacher, Jay Mann, LeRoy Schomacher, Wayne Biever, Don Bryan, Fred Cook, Lorna Bryan, Glen Gust, Dave Banck, Jerry Hoff, Jim Klosterbuer, Ed Stearns, Paul Aukes, Patti Pierson, Bruce Wilson, Kyle Oldre and Marv Laackman.
Tuesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year for Luverne Public School students. Waiting for them were gifts from local veterans — American flags for each classroom and a large, new flagpole outside the new entrance to Luverne Middle-High School. Glen Gust, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran...
Ramona McDowell
Ramona A. McDowell, 91, Luverne, died Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Ramona Watts was born Jan. 7, 1930, to Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts. She owned the Hardwick Grocery Store for 25 years, retiring in September of 2007. She was a member of...

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